Like I don't like being told I have to wear a seatbelt. I'd wear one anyway, but I don't like that I have to.

Ely's a pretty small town. We still go have dinner, our movie theater is open. So not a ton, but I don't shop anymore really, I haven't been to the grocery in months. I don't go out, 'cause I don't wanna wear a mask in the grocery stores, so I just don't… Not because we're scared of COVID, but just because to have to wear a mask through [in a shop] is miserable.

I don't like being told I have to wear them, but I don't like when our government tells us we have to do anything. Like I don't like being told I have to wear a seatbelt. I'd wear one anyway, but I don't like that I have to. So I don't like that about the masks, I don't like the mandate. I feel like we should be able to choose if we wanna wear a mask, businesses should be able to choose if they want their customers to wear masks. 

Also, the science behind it, I'm just not sure. You could read 100 articles and 50 articles would tell you that masks are ineffective, and 50 would tell you that they're great and they're stopping the spread of everything. But our numbers aren't dropping; we've had this mask mandate in place for what? Three weeks and some change and our numbers aren't dropping, so how effective are they?  

— Claire High (Kundinger)


 

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